Skip to main content

In what looks to be a shakeup of the Virginia electorate, the recent
Survey USA poll is all Obama.  

In an election for President of the United States in Virginia today, 09/15/08, 7 weeks till votes are counted, Democrat Barack Obama defeats Republican John McCain 50% to 46%, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, WJLA-TV in Washington DC, WTVR-TV in Richmond, and WJHL-TV in the Tri-Cities. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released one week ago, immediately following the Republican National Convention, Obama is up 3 points; McCain is down 3. The movement solidifies Virginia place as America's 2008 battleground.

Thanks for the Recommends.  We need some positive news about what the true state of affairs is in America regarding who really has the leadership potential.  The economic news today is a bummer, but it can't help but make people stop and think who is responsible for it -- Phil Gramm, McCain's future economic czar -- and who can help make a positive change -- Barack Obama

A juicy summary below:

One week ago, McCain led among men by 11 points. Today, McCain and Obama tie. One week ago, McCain led among voters age 50+ by 14 points. Today, McCain leads by 1. One week ago, Obama led among lower income voters by 6 points. Today, Obama leads by 20. One week ago, McCain led among Independents by 21 points. Today, McCain leads by 4. 17% of Republicans today crossover to vote Democrat, up from 11% last week and 7% last month. 12% of Democrats cross over to vote Republican, compared with 10% in the two previous polls. Strikingly: week-on-week movement in the DC suburbs was to McCain; movement in the Shenandoah and Central VA was to Obama.

The bounce is over for McCain.

UPDATE: I've been "following the money" at Intrade, and McCain dropped 12 points (from a high of 60), with a comparable rise in Obama's numbers reflecting, I believe, fallout and blowback from today's Wall Street meltdown which many will view as part of McCain's baggage.  It's not so much great news for Obama as it is bad news for McCain.

Give 'till it hurts good, people at Obama Campaign Website

UPDATE 2: Mother Jones is reporting, under the tile, "McCain Blasts Wall Street Failure, Neglects To Mention His Adviser Helped Cause It" nailing Gramm on his freakin' head:

As Mother Jones reported in June, eight years ago, Gramm, then a Republican senator chairing the Senate banking committee, slipped a 262-page bill into a gargantuan, must-pass spending measure. Gramm's legislation, written with the help of financial industry lobbyists, essentially removed newfangled financial products called swaps from any regulation. Credit default swaps are basically insurance policies that cover the losses on investments, and they have been at the heart of the subprime meltdown because they have enabled large financial institutions to turn risky loans into risky securities that could be packaged and sold to other institutions.

Virginians, are you getting this?

Final UPDATE before I go to see a stage play: From now on, I'm going to be referring to the McCain-Gramm ticket, simply because Palin is such a lightweight and has no real grasp of policy, while Phil Gramm has guided McCain and really knows his shit!

Originally posted to MoronMike on Mon Sep 15, 2008 at 09:35 AM PDT.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

skybluewater, pontificator, Deep Dark, Al Rodgers, Paul, Anthony Segredo, Julia Grey, Kitty, paradox, Superskepticalman, RobertInWisconsin, MichaelPH, Doug in SF, zzyzx, Chilipalmer, ljb, BrooklynBoy, chrississippi, Chris Andersen, pundit, aisling, tmo, TXdem, dwellscho, zane, Katydid, PLS, glamatron, Paleo, Sean Robertson, EMKennedyLucio, fcvaguy, Cowalker, scribeboy, Chi, gdesignr, mtnbkreric, comrade, True North, Odysseus, MadRuth, thinkdouble, Sally in SF, skyesNYC, ogre, copymark, mwm341, alyosha, slinkerwink, bluecayuga, kate mckinnon, johngorenfeld, Bear, assyrian64, askew, VermontProg, Trendar, skywaker9, bball, gogol, Subterranean, Oregon Bear, Liberal Thinking, greendem, noabsolutes, tikkun, theknife, NYC, abarefootboy, lrhoke, Delaware Dem, Mountain Don, stephdray, Nina Katarina, Char, JeffLieber, gaspare, TrueBlueMajority, AdmiralNaismith, whataboutbob, ScientistMom in NY, alkatt, mattman, stumpy, janinsanfran, FLS, Winger, newjeffct, greenbird, Tom Ball, tnichlsn, Emerson, karlpk, dengre, lobbygow, tommurphy, annalivia, sara seattle, alicia, musicalhair, ayoosilver, TheGreatLeapForward, byteb, Sherri in TX, donna in evanston, herodotus, Wintermute, billlaurelMD, Hesiod, kpardue, jacobo, byoungbl, democat, hyperstation, brendan1963, Blue Shark, Charles CurtisStanley, gaff98, Aspe4, cookiesandmilk, akeitz, John Campanelli, eeff, Mnemosyne, dsb, RickD, StAdams, polecat, x, Sandy on Signal, rlamoureux, vawolf, sirmio, bcb, Woody, zenbowl, frisco, marjo, theran, lilorphant, SallyCat, shpilk, object16, Walt starr, RepubAnon, exNYinTX, jancw, Night Runner, Creosote, mwh1956, Bugsby, deaniac83, gilacliff, ysbee, Plan9, Bruce The Moose, kissfan, dpc, Morgana, bigforkgirl, bara, checkmate, rasbobbo, agoldnyc, Gustogirl, nlacey, opinionated, Troutnut, tyler93023, CatM, thm, davechen, kayebee, Babsnc, sponson, indybend, DickCheneyBeforeHeDicksYou, Dazy, Nellcote, cyberKosFan, pmcmscot, Silverleaf, parker parrot, wonkydonkey, leveymg, ProfessorX, Percheronwoman, anotherCt Dem, AikidoPilgrim, nyceve, Diggla, understandinglife, Juan Pablo, dlender, sfgb, rhp, DAVE DIAL, mustang dvs, djMikulec, Loquatrix, marsbardem, nudger, Morague, CoolOnion, bluestateexile, highacidity, weirdscenes, KMc, peacemom, stevetat, boadicea, Cool Blue Reason, AlyoshaKaramazov, TKwow, Glic, Scoopster, gayntom, mkfarkus, pattisigh, vmibran, nomes, roses, allysonsta, pollbuster, ivote2004, peraspera, sgilman, skertso, nargel, juslikagrzly, CodeTalker, bincbom, k2winters, luku, Miss Blue, exconservative, superba, DiMe, dchill, itskevin, UK LibDem Dave, PeteZerria, VA Gal, thingamabob, Ohiocrat, Terre, stanmeister, state29, WriterRoss, rioduran, Iberian, jhklawyer, dmsilev, Cedwyn, lirtydies, artebella, CocoaLove, sidnora, CoConut, Dillonfence, wader, jdmorg, A Chicagoan in Naples, stridergambit, PresentMoment, iowabosox, byebyeblinkie, webweaver, mayan, ekthesy, ammaloy, kharma, tidalwave1, edrie, nicolas, Mxwll, Getreal1246, psnyder, rclendan, Alizaryn, hangingchad, nancelot, danthrax, sockpuppet, oldjohnbrown, Stand Strong, Dallasdoc, Subversive, thinkingman, draftchrisheinz, jzso, businessdem, nj mom, Sycamore, Gruvkitty, brainwave, JDPITALIA, grannyhelen, alivingston, Fyodor, Boppy, LordMike, modemocrat, RedStateDem, Expat Sarah, kevin22262, Edgar, Nina, jaywillie, bloomster, wmtriallawyer, PaulVA, peternight, churchylafemme, Bulldawg, Ophelia, laughingriver, roselynde1, downandout, NYFM, kathika, DiAnne, joan reports, Penny Century, Chirons apprentice, mem, never forget 2000, applegal, Tillie630, lawstudent922, annetteboardman, graciella, maye, rlharry, RenaRF, sommervr, lcrp, Liberaljentaps, Anna Luc, Brian82, Democratic Hawk, Sophie Amrain, bwintx, zdefender, Donna in Rome, JayBat, AllisonInSeattle, KFlake, peterj911, VerbalMedia, zerelda, larrybutch, ybruti, KellyB, skywalker, WisVoter, KayCeSF, tomjones, CanYouBeAngryAndStillDream, motCT, TexasLefty, Virginia Liberal, SeaUrchin, Paul Hogarth, shawnod, westcott, mdsiamese, valadon, rickeagle, vacantlook, stas61690, Timroff, maggie sarah, TekBoss, jeffwtux, MNPundit, kevsterwj, sawgrass727, Gowrie Gal, machiado, weelzup, hopalong, Julie Gulden, averageyoungman, Dirk McQuigley, madaprn, jonathan94002, peacemon, trueblue illinois, chumley, paige, ExStr8, ebbak, maybeeso in michigan, bloomer 101, Simian, Pokerdad, radarlady, Tinfoil Hat, tinfoilhat, Skaje, bellevie, Ckntfld, stargrrl, v2aggie2, LakeSuperior, Captain Slack, Othniel, LarisaW, rlteiken, Russron, subtropolis, Mad Mom, mjd in florida, sallywarden, PBen, PsychoSavannah, nyc175, sap, Omir the Storyteller, CO, Newton Snookers, Far left coast, ajsuited, DoGooderLawyer, citizenx, TN yellow dog, paj1, The Third Man, ThanxAl, llywrch, kaye, TigerMom, Mike Czech, Dobber, Gary Norton, kldave, scribe69, dansk47, LNK, majcmb1, Pam from Calif, zephyr1256, Frank Palmer, jorndorff, Two Types of Fruit, washingtonsmith, pandawoman, Existentialist, lgb30856, Gordon20024, Barcelona, Kayakbiker, Overseas, quaoar, bluemanredtex, bmaples, lasky57, paxpdx, Isara, RickE, deep, janew2, AnotherMassachusettsLiberal, SBandini, michele2, collapse, pacotrey, wiscmass, serrano, Floja Roja, FindingMyVoice, sodalis, kerplunk, dazed in pa, dsteffen, Cory Bantic, bookwoman, LisainNYC, Ekaterin, capt, ZinZen, hcc in VA, empathy, Citizen80203, JanF, Erevann, chiefsjen, blue speck, Snud, WayBeyondSoccerMom, terjeanderson, kathny, rigger, xaxnar, MrBurns17, begone, Mother Mags, Audio Guy, Reptile, meghna, Showman, Shirl In Idaho, Marral, SoniaS, gwilson, TrentinaNE, Thundergod, twoducks, BalanceSeeker, New Deal democrat, steve nelson, blizek, mcronan, Do Tell, tarheelblue, keeplaughing, eamongeorge, sherlyle, 417els, Clytemnestra, Junkyard Dem, ripple, edwardssl, testvet6778, BlueInARedState, zerocrossing, Themistoclea, andydoubtless, hungrycoyote, DC Scott, maren a, Kimball Cross, hamiltonk, liberalconservative, seefleur, Cathy H, kestrel9000, technomage, Samwoman, mrobinson, ccmask, The Wizard, deha, Triscula, fromer, cleverblogname, Shakludanto, XStryker, Ohio 2nd, Esjaydee, Wary, mcartri, urbannie, dangangry, madcitymelvin, chainsaw mary, charlestown dem, Rat Lady, SarekOfVulcan, goodasgold, sullynyc, TalkieToaster, tecampbell, birdbrain64, global citizen, StrayCat, Tanya, cRedd, thomaswilliam, gooderservice, Libby Shaw, Bob Sackamento, VegasLiberalStevo, vickie feminist, imabluemerkin, DumpDoolittle, real world chick, njheathen, FatPath, JVolvo, NewAmericanLeft, NearlyNormal, armadillo, CTLiberal, bleeding heart, el cid, boatsie, ER Doc, doinaheckuvanutjob, middleagedhousewife, joshc123, llbear, Dyana, blitz boy, snapcat, ICtheLight, downwithtyranny, The Partisan Against The Clock, lastamendment, Timothy J, FiddleDeeDee, va dare, fiddlingnero, The Lighthouse Keeper, Stripe, means are the ends, RantNRaven, revgerry, DKHOLLA, rjbeach2003, Statusquomustgo, AmySmith, FrankieB, Blicero, BOBAUBIN com, Sammage, Lurtz, duha, Jiffylush, ipsos, Land of Lincoln Dem, christomento, blueintheface, AllanTBG, SpiderStumbled22, Callandor, markthshark, andrewj54, illusionmajik, Nulwee, Pandoras Box, Aaa T Tudeattack, DBunn, GoldnI, cjallen, ammasdarling, Acee, Noor B, RagingGurrl, c0wfunk, timewarp, Randall Sherman, asilomar, bvljac, Timbuk the Second, Cronesense, Fredly, SomeStones, sccs, hockeyrules, Wanda517, Cocker Mom, Cat Whisperer, Loudoun County Dem, oscarsmom, dmh44, camlbacker, Cottagerose, FWIW, moodyinsavannah, SemDem, LV Pol Girl, scienceworm, MikeTheLiberal, jetskreemr, offgrid, WeBetterWinThisTime, gailwax, Searching for Truth, Positronicus, vets74, threegoal, drbloodaxe, jds1978, Flyfish100, Outrider, rooreed22, Ned Bulous, Allogenes, DoubleBarrellBunnyAnger, edsbrooklyn, lynmar, brooklynmatt, Nespolo, Blue Waters Run Deep, yowsta, kath25, david mizner, jeanette0605, Ticonderoga, noofsh, Jimdotz, terabytes, greenchiledem, londubh, Sean in Motion, yank2351, tiimbitz4786, Unbozo, Maaarrrk, Democrat, bearian, malharden, 99 Percent Pure, kingyouth, Seneca Doane, MI Sooner, Giodude, brentmack, manwithnoname, yg17, misreal, chicago jeff, vbdietz, mauro7inf, spiraltn, DemMarineVet, TheCorkBoard, Junglered1, SeaTurtle, ultraslacker, Vic Arpeggio, jnhobbs, Moderation, Bridge Master, jhop7, gchaucer2, rogereaton, theorem, internezzo, Progressive Chick, cececville, Rumarhazzit, uciguy30, Larry McAwful, AstroCook, madgranny, number six, kubrick2008, skod, JML9999, skaye19, BasharH, keikekaze, Clipper, eyesoars, seabrook, sable, Hjiorst, gloryous1, vet, ExFlyboyDoc, B12love, oxon, roycej, Empower Ink, my homeo, chicago minx, djsands, jules4sail, gizmo59, RisingTide, Theghostofkarlafayetucker, Send Rahm a Cheesecake, sand805, gimbo, RuralDem, tfatha, kkmama, rogerdaddy, Shane Hensinger, gundyj, hkorens, mconvente, Mad Kossack, KevinLV, ratador, Hippokleides, BlueStateLiberal, ShadowSD, Blue Town, DraftChickenHawks, dotster, Boisepoet, weegeeone, The Bagof Health and Politics, wayoutinthestix, califdem, bodymind, MikePhoenix, Cordwainer, entrepreneur, Tchrldy, Faheyman, tcmarple, rikyrah, Involuntary Exile, angel65, jfarelli, golconda2, the disinfector, Cat Servant, Laughing Vergil, flight2q, Rick Winrod, Pragmaticus, speck tater, MiniGram, Akonitum, redding888, Its any one guess, Oliver W Holmes the 3rd, beltane, hilllady, pkohan, weddedgay, Mind That, Lujane, tofumagoo, royce, cmangin, evora, smartdemmg, left my heart, icebergslim, Jake Williams, pademocrat, pickandshovel, bluesheep, Populista, Ming Vase, MsWings, Jeff Y, dge, auroraborealis, Punditcrat, mnguy66, Thought Crime, steve2012, Gemina13, bakenjuddy, Icebird, RickinDallas, True Independent, luckylizard, GWboosebag, get the red out, echatwa, joy sinha, Blogvirgin, xysea, rapcetera, mary13L, DixieDishrag, eddienutzak, MizC, chauie, Anr, magicsister, Angry Pilgrim, vacuumslayer, Pastry Assassin, billybam, Simply Agrestic, revelwoodie, immigradvocate, Scubaval, Robinswing, Diogenes2008, shortgirl, scrubjay, princess k, moondancing, TennesseeGurl, Wild Starchild, GrouchoKossak, oldliberal, legendmn, 4km, ryangoesboom, Old Woman, wv voice of reason, Tom Enever, who dat, BerkshireDem, hpg, Bule Betawi, multilee, brooklynkrow, McGahee220, Blockhead, no fear, cybrestrike, number nine dream, Mr Tentacle, Fonsia, driftwood, Texanomaly, rsmpdx, TxFlipper, james1108, Rick Aucoin, AimlessDriver, ceebee7, irishhawkeye33, Tim in CA, mjkellett, ProfJonathan, progressnerd, writerswrite, not a cent, juca, Matisyahu, Discipline28, DrJeremy, sunhaws, Shhs, happy in MA, fearisthemindkiller, lilsky, Yerba Buena, Stranded Wind, Jdories, jenontheshore, CarrieNYC, Norm in Chicago, Methinks They Lie, julibug, Partisan Progressive, slaney black, crazyshirley2100, ProgressiveMan, velvet blasphemy, RossBleakney, jodygirl, jacurtz, Namtrix, bigmikek7, shawnyQ, mrchumchum, Patch Adam, MingPicket, Yalin, jandress, 4Honesty, DefendOurConstitution, Daily Activist, NewAmerican, The Wicked Woman, wmdrpa, Mercuriousss, siberia9, lollydee, smartheart, VAtrendsblue, delillo2000, savoieshuffle, Shep001, zbbrox, Virginian in Spain, manucpa, VT ConQuest, mama hearts obama, elziax, PaulMorel, obiterdictum, bookcat, Ivey476, dansmith17, MKSinSA, ZilV, heyhellowhatsnew, johngoes, Knight Rider, Hope Monger, Lopez99, papahaha, chinchin, johnosahon, MooseHB, MotherGinSling, hapa4obama, jazzence, kw7777777, Riyaz Guerra, Kaaha, sanglug, MAORCA, kevinpdx, Craig Hickman, IngeniousGirl, Shelley99, noelsh, synductive99, Septima, conlakappa, Cicero7, marcirish, Joeytj

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site